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him an honorary captain. >> jamie: it doesn't get better than that. have a great day. we are going to send to you washington now. take care. >> the whole situation is becoming more and more expansive and unfortunately, the red line that the president of the united states wrote was written in disappearing ink. >> shannon: one of the g.o.p.'s leaders on national security puts pressure on the obama administration to take decisive action in syria, as israel shows an apparent readiness to strike out alone. today, the israeli government reportedly launched a new strike at syria on what is believed to be iranian-made missiles bound for hezbollah. and they say they must defend their people by all available means. we have live fox team coverage on the rising tension.
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steve centanni monitoring the reaction from lawmakers. but first, we go to northern israel, where they are preparing for a possible retaliatory attack. connor? >> reporter: a senior syrian official says the country will respond and the response means all doors are open to a response to the israeli airstrike. israeli prime minister benjamen netanyahu delayed a trip to dhien china to hold an emergency cabinet meeting, one of the many signs that tensions are rising here. for the second time in 72 hours, israeli jets launched airstrikes in syria. according to syrian state tv, the target was a scientific research center near damascus, the site of the attack in january. the goal of the strikes is to prevent the transfer of sophisticated weapons from the assad regime to lebanon. with tensions rising here, israel is taking precautionary steps to protect itself from a
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syrian retaliation. israel has mutualed two iron-dome anti-missile systems to the northern part of the system. in november, the iron dome system knocked out hundreds of rockets fired from gauza. the hope today is that they will do the same, if needed. the syrian government says that the strike represented a declaration of war and syria would respond in a time and manner of its chuting. israeli officials fear that syria or iran may launch a retaliatory attack. for president assad tmay be crucial to prove that he's strong and in control of syria. shannon? >> shannon: all right, conorpowell, live on the scene, thank you. back here, the debate continues over what, if any concrete action our government should take with syria. no one seems to want boots on the ground, but many lawmakers are arguing for some type of intervention. steve centanni is here. >> reporter: as he weighs the options for possible u.s.
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involvement in syria, president obama says he cannot confirm the israeli strikes on missiles, but he did comment on israel's right to defend itself. >> what i have said in the past and i continue to believe is that the israelis justifiably have to guard against the transfer of the advanced weaponry to terrorist organizations like hezbollah. >> reporter: inside the white house, on the steps to take if any in syria. on the sunday talk shows, the issue was debated. senator john mccain said the president should never have drawn a red line over chemical weapons if he wasn't prepared to act. and he suggested this formula for u.s. intervention. >> we need to have a game-changing action. that is no american boots on ground, establish a safe zone and to protect it and to supply weapons to the right people in
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syria who are -- who are fighting for -- obviously the things we believe in. >> reporter: fining the right people may not be easy. some say that's why the white house has delayed so long. there are a number of opposition groups in sirria. congressman peter king of new york says there is a clear danger in sending u.s. arms to syria. >> my concern is that my arming the rebels, we could be strengthening al qaeda. whatever arming we do, assad is obviously evil and everyone's interested that he go. if we are going to arm the rebels, we have to make sure that the arms are not going to end up in the possession of al qaeda supporters. >> reporter: king says arming the rebels could be counter productive. we could be replacing a tential dictator, with an ideological movement aimed at our destruction. >> we heard things,s for instance, that there was no military option, there was no ability to get military personnel there.
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i think you are going to hear testimony that says we did have some military options. we could have gotten some people there and they were told to stand down. >> they made a review that there was no breach of duty. they made a determination that the -- the crittedical element here was that -- the host country forces that were committed to protecting the consulate there in benghazi, walked off the job, basically. >> this week's hearings into the attacks on the mission in benghazi will continue on capitol hill t. lawmakers will hear from three key witnesses, two of them, so-called whistle-blowers. one of them toll house investigators that everybody in the mission, quote, it was a terror i felt attack from the get go. earlier, i talked with chris wallace about his interviews with two members of the house committee holding that hearing this week.ill be a hot topic on capitol hill, the hearing on
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benghazi, with some very different people coming to talk. have you key members of congress to talk about that. >> we talked to two members of the house oversight committee hearing, jason chaffetz and steven lynch. two new people will testify on wednesday, one was the number-2 man in the libyan mission in tripoli, so when the ambassador stevens went missing, he became the top guy there. he will tell his story. according to congressman chaffetz, he is going to say that he was constrained in what he could do and say by state department officials. we are going to hear from a fella, mark thompson in the counter terrorism bureau at the state department. it will be interesting to hear what they have to say. another interesting thing -- neither of these guys mp on the ground in benghazi. chaffetz says there is such nervousness about cia people and state department people because they say -- allegedly because of threatses are, they are going to
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wait to see how this hearing goes. if it goes on okay and these people don't suffer consequences, you will hear from more people. >> shannon: this comes on the heels from steven hayes at the weekly standard, talking about the talking points and has emails and outlines who, was changed, who deleted things before they got to ambassador susang rice -- >> if you don't watch the show for anything else, you need to see democrat steven limp's reaction to the talking points because the original talking points from the cia, the friday before the sunday of susan rice's appearances, talks about extremists with links to al qaeda, by saturday that had been deleted. you can see the talking points with marks through them. i asked congressman lynch and he said, it was absolutely scrubbed. tchses sthriewtle taken out for... political reasons, whether it was a campaign or just to protect people's posteriors in the state department. he makes no bones about the fact that these talks points were
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altered and not to make them more accurate, to make them more politically acceptable. >> shannon: very thorough discussion with the panel. have you senator mccain on and a knockout -- if i might say -- with a [inaudible] >> catch the interview and chris's discussion with senator john mccain, right after our show here. and if politics isn't your thing, chris goes one on one with mike tyson. "fox news sunday" airs right after america's news headquarters. time to share your thoughts. what impact do you think whistle-blower want it at the benghazi hearing will have? tweet us your answers and i will read some of your responses later on in this hour. it has been three weeks since the boston marathon bombings and
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new information continues to surface as authorities take a closer look at the suspect's bomber's inner circle. former lapd ticket detective and fox news contributor, mark fuhrman is here to talk about where we're in this investigation. thanks for joining us today. >> thank you, shannon. >> shannon: all right. now we see the circle expanding. there are three friends, roommates of the surviving suspect, who have themselves been arrested. what do you make of what we have learned about them, the alleges against them at this point? >> well, they really don't act like three good samaritan friends that are trying to help the man that has been identified as the -- one of the boston marathon bombers. they act like somebody who said we better get rid of evidence that we know about because it will implicate us if we talks. in my experience, there is no honor among thieves. of course, this crosses all levels of crime. so, i would say that they're
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involved at least that they know the device, small amounts of the explosive device. they didn't sitted in a room and see a backpack and say, wow, empty fireworks, better get rid of that and especially the jar of vaseline. this is something that only people that know how to make bombs would even be alarmed at even seeing. >> shannon: one of the attorneys for one of these young men, one of the three suspects arrested this week, says his client absolutely didn't know about this. he is asking for him to be released while the investigation continues. do you think, based on what we have seen from the suspects and one is deceased, but the remaining one, that they planned that they would be caught so quickly or identified so quickly? you know, we are hearing that there were plans for this to be a july bombing and they moved it back. do you think that they sounded
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very organized in this endeavor if the allegations are true? >> well, i don't know if organized is a good word. i don't think they planned to be identified quickly. i think they expected that they would have more time. i think this is the timeline on these three other kids that came forward to get rid of evidence, they're doing this actually, almost at the exact same time as the photos were released and they are claiming they did this before thi saw the photos on the tv. it really goes to a web of lies. they lie in the initial stage. they are giving up enough now -- they are admitting what they are confronted with that they know they can't get out of how much more is there? i think, quite a bit. the same as the wife of tamerian tsarnaev, the dead suspect. do you notice that she is in muslim garb? she is radicalized, even though
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the person who radicalized her is dead. i think she has more of a part in this. i think the mother -- in russia, has more to do with this. have you to remember that you have to buy components, you have to funnel money. you have to clean contacts and i think this is all going to come out. >> shannon: well, the investigation continues, you mentioned the wife, certainly somebody that the fbi wants to talk to. more on what she did or didn't know. mark fuhrman, thank you very much for your insights. >> thank you, shannon. >> shannon: jury deliberations in a murder trial of philadelphia abortion doctor kermit gosnell are set for tomorrow. he is accused. killing four baby who is were born alive, after unsuccessful abortions and more than 200 additional charges. many are asking why there hasn't been more news coverage of the trial? some are calling it politically motivated and a media coverup.
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we have more from congresswoman from nashville. i know have you signed on to a letter with dozens of house colleagues, to raise some important questions? >> that's right. we wrote a letter to the heads of abc, nbc and cbs, asking why there was an absence of coverage in this. shannon, i have to tell you, last week, when abc did a story on the snowcone dealers and that was breaking news, if you will, it was a, amazing to me that they could not take that time and cover this case in philadelphia. i was talking with a woman who said, surely all of these kermit gosnell charges in this day and age, this could not possibly happen. i think it is so beyond what people can even imagine, as you said, over 200 -- 250 charges,
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infanticide, racketeering, murder charges, not leaving the 24-hour waiting period. this is just truly the house of horrors as it has been described. >> shannon: fox news did some polling on this over the last seven weeks as the trial is going into its eighth week in philadelphia. for those who had any lg knowledge about kermit gosnell, we asked, why do you think it hasn't been coverd? 57% said because of a media bias. 18% said too gruesome and the facts and allegations are horrific and 16% said it was too local. but you seem squibs convinced that there is some kind of decision by some media outlets, not to get actively involved in covering this. >> we would love to hear from them. you are left asking, are they not covering this because it's a story about poor women in minority neighborhoods? or are they not covering it because they are trying to protect the abortion business?
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as we have defld further into this issue and have looked at over the past 3 years, 15 states bringing forward, shutting down, finding some of these clinics that are not meeting regulations, more of the things that are coming out from nurses who have worked in these facilities, some termed ridiculously unsafe and then finding out that pennsylvania planned parenthood knew about this and instructed some of the victims this gods goes on clinic to report it themselves -- kermit gosnell clinic to report it themselves to the department of health. it appears to be very unregulated and the treatment of the women and the death and the handling of these precious babies that survived these botched abortions, it is just atrocious. >> shannon: it is a case that, as you read the 300 pages from the grand jury and then 11ing to
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the 7 weeks of testimony there, raises so many questions. and something that one of the initial prosecuting attorneys, who oversaw the initial investigation said, testifying before the pennsylvania legislators, saying we have more inspections at nail salons and hair salons, regularly, quarterly, almost, in pennsylvania, than we do in a clinic like this. even if it's happening legally, there are medical procedures. and you would think that people would want them to be inspected. but the state health department, despite numerous reports and two deaths of patient who is had been treated there, hadn't been inspect in 17 years. what does that say to you? >> it says it me that they are looking the other way and they are not regulatorring and checking these clinics. and it is not -- you know, at first they started to say, well the kermit gosnell clinic is the
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outlier. as people from around the country and other states, some of the 15 states that have conducted investigations -- as they are coming forward, when we are hearing is it doesn't matter if it's washington, d.c. or if it's new york city or virginia or delaware or wherever, is that this is more the norm. and the kermit gosnell clinic is not the outlier and it is something that indeed the departments of health need to step up how they are looking at these and how they are regulating them. >> shannon: congressman blackburn, thank you. i will be heading back to philadelphia tomorrow. thanks for your time. >> thank you, shannon. >> shannon: ahead, a unique perspective on the benghazi investigation. the former chief counsel for the house committee holding the hearing is going to join us live. but first, there could be a glimmer of good news, regarding the destructive wildfires out west. we go live to the ground for more.
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dominic? >> reporter: hey there. as you join us, a light drizzle breaking out, just as the firefighters get ahead of the biggest wildfire we have seen in california so far this season. all the details on the other side of the break. >> shannon: it was the perfect trip, those are the words of s hug mcgay he winning the triple crown. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle.
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>> down to the wire, orb has won the kentucky derby! jierks the 5-1 favorite wins the race, crushing the hopes of anyone who bet on an underdog. early on, he looked like he was in trouble, trapped behind a wall of horses. all the horses and jockeys covered in mud by time they crossed the finish line. golden soul finished in second. >> mother nature's lending a hand to firefighter who is
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battled four massive wildfires in california for days. possible rainshowers are very welcome news, after a fire ravaged at least 43 square miles on the western end of the santa monica mountains. dominic has more. >> reporter: hey there, shannon. a welcome break. as the light shower that is breaking out, just before we came on the air. the investigation into the springs fire is concluding that it wasn't suspicious circumstances. more details on that. we can see the batallion chief, nick is here. thank you for your time today. tell what did you say the investigation has found. >> fire investigators investigae talked to countless witnesses and determined that the cause was not suspicious. but it is undwharmd cause the of the fire. it was not intentionally set. >> reporter: are you surprised to have a fire this big so early
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in the season. >> eric. >> a lot of firefighters have been talking about how quickly fires are burning in this state, as it's only the first week of may. we were prepared, but f activities ununusualy active. >> this is wildlife preparedness. firefighters prepare, they train and especially essentially, the california master mutual aid. neighbors helping neighbors has provided a large number of resources for san diego. the spring fire is 60% undercontrol. >> fire fires are taking advantage of the weather and the high humidity and the low temperatures. we expect to have -- expect to have the fire contained 100% tomorrow morning. >> reporter: what will they do overnight to make sure it's fully contained? >> we have had a drastic reduction in number of homes threatened from 4,000 yesterday to 100 today. that's a great sign in the community. firefighters are taking advance of the weather with the advanced
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perimeter control and ensure we don't have any flareups as the temperatures heat up. >> reporter: we hope you all stay safe. thank you for talking to us. >> thank jew this is upon the the only fire that is of major crrn. the tahama fire in northern california. and it accounted take until thursday before that's completely controlled. back to you. >> shannon: dominic, thank you very much. the benghazi whistle-blowers are about to make their highly anticipated public debut. they will testify this week. up next, expert insight on what we will hear from those men. later in the show, tensions mount in the middle-east and the deputy defense minister spells out the latest in sirria. that's next. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, onions and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes.
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>> shannon: egypt's president is condemning the bombing in syria. >> israel has launched another airstrike into syria, the target of sophisted guide missiles believed to be headed to hezbollah militants. possible developments concerning one of the three young men arrested for what they reportedly did after the boson bombing. attorneys are asking for the release of one suspect. a detention hearing is scheduled for tomorrow. the 19-year-old is charged with lying to investigatessors about visiting one of the bombing suspects. five women are dead after they were trapped in a limo that burst into flames. the car was crossing the san mateo bridge in san francisco when the car caught fire. jodi arias's case is in the hands of the injury after -- the
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jury after closing arguments. the prosecution claims it was premeditated murder. those are the top stories right now. shannon, back to you. >> shannon: thank you, elizabeth. >> i think they are guilty of crimes of omission, rather than commission. >> shannon: senator john mccain, on "fox news sunday," referring to how the obama administration has handled benghazi, a much-anticipated benghazi hearing on capitol hill this week will include three state department officials. two of them are characterized as whistle-blowers, appearing before the house government oversight committee on wednesday. they are expected to yield pertinent information about who knew what, and when. steve ozberg was the steve counsel on the committee and has key insights. >> thank you for having me. >> shannon: i want to ask you about information that has surfaced that has to do with one of the men who will testify, gregory hicks. we are learning from what he
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told investigatorsa that he was a senior diplomat in the country tstarting on september 12. yet, he says everybody at the mission from the beginning thought this was a terror attack. no one ever contacted him to talk about the talking points that were put together and given to ambassador susan rice to go on the sunday shows. >> well, you know, we have people who should be talking, not being talked to, people who have testimony to give, feeling constrained and the talking points -- there must be something to hide. that's what the investigation is about, especially when you see the activities where people are -- people are limited in what they can say and do. so there seems to be something worth hiding here, otherwise, they wouldn't have gone through all of this to do so. >> shannon: it gives the appearance to come clean. but it certainly makes people have more questions than answers. as these gentlemen and one who has previously testified and one will speak on wednesday, how important do you think it is as
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to what happens in this hearing to the possibility of other whistle-blowers feeling they want to come out of the shadows and speak publicly. >> i think it's very penitentiary. it will be interesting to see if there are repercussions to their testimony, you know... shortly after the attacks, president obama did say, the whole story was going to be allowed to come forward. he essentially pledged his cooperation to these investigations, that's why we haven't seen subpoenas and there is still activity behind the scene, discouraging people from testifying if they want. but if these witnesses can testify freely, there should be more. >> shannon: as former chief counsel to the committee, what precs are there, if any, for these men if they go public and sit down on capitol hill with tv cameras and boldly tell whatever story they will tell, what protections do they have? >> the best protection is that they have been public about it.
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if there is retaliation... there will be consequences to that. the government form committee has a long history of welcoming whistle-blowers, where people can go and talk to the tav and the members and tell their stories about government misconduct. they have legal protections as well, that they -- are entitled to tell their stories and -- and not be persecuted for them in their workplace. >> shannon: quickly, last question, what will this mean for the administration, if they come out and say things that are, you know, in -- in direct contrast with what the accountability review board came up with, the official report from the state department, where do we go next? >> well already has been a number of contributions, the republican staff report... said that the secretary's testimony was inconsistent. and that is rye crying out for more investigation. why was there a cable with her name on it, not allowing the
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news security. and they found that the -- talking points were -- were modified and not for any kind of classified information but for other reasons. that's a big question. why is the next question. we are getting a good sense of the record of what happened. the next question is why, big questions like, did we have the right policy in libya? did we support the policy we had? if you are going to have a light footprint and no military on the ground, were the military in a posture for supporting the mission there? >> shannon: we will see what we get. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you for having me. >> shannon: he showed his bible, essentially to a student, now he says he's out of a job because of it. the teacher said he shouldn't have been fired for simply answering a student's question. and after losing a son to a rare disorder, a parent's touching story and how you can help, next. y feelings, todd. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered...
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substitute teacher says he's unemployed because he showed a student his bible after the student asked him questions about. >> it the student came to me, as i said to you, it wasn't once, twice, three, four, after me, seven times. he approached blow, stopped me and he was very inquisitive. he wanted to know. he wanted to know. >> shannon: walt tutka has filed a discrim nawgz lawsuit. saying that he was sppding to the student's quote, intellectual cureiosity. the school has refused to comment. this adorable boy, alexander, struggled with an immune deficiency disease and lost his battle when he was just 14 mornz old. his family found the be great foundation. joining us more to tell us about the cause is the parents, the co-founders of the be great
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foundation. thank you for coming in today. >> thanks for having us. >> shannon: you have your daughter off camera. alexander, we talked about this, just had such a spark, sustr such a light in him. tell us about your family's journey? >> alex abdomenner was diagnosed with an immune deficiency early in life. as we learned more, a bone marrow transplant was the only chance of a healthy life, which would take him past the age of one or two years old. >> shannon: he did have a successful transplant -- >> there were respiratory complications. they take your immune system down to give you a new 1ful he contracted pneumonia and he was 18 only 15 on pounds and that can be too much. >> reporter: you are taking a tragedy and trying to turn it to good for other pam families. tell us about be great. >> it's to improve the lives of the outcomes of children with
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immune deficiency. we reflected on our journey. at the time, his sister was five years old when her brother passed away. we started four programs. the first with children's national medical center, we are pursuing a $5 million chase to build a diing on nostic and transplantation. we want to expand their capabil. additionally, working with the hospital, i started a parent orientation, any family moving into transplant, when you have a bone marrow transplant, you are in isolation 3 weeks at a minimum -- how does a kid still be a kid? how does a family maintain everything they need at home? i share when we learned and experienced, as well as what i have learned from other families. we have two bhr programs, the third one is the partnership with be the match foundation, where be great is collecting funds to provide cord blood donation kits. when a newborn arrives, you have
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the cord blood and the chance of saving someone's life through cord blood donation and they can happen anywhere from newborn to someone in their 70s. and the fast-tracking diagnosis. infants are screened across the country when they are born, one of the things added to the panel is skid, severe combined immune deficiency. you can get a heads up before symptoms show up. so we are working with pediatricians pediatricians and families to increase awareness and to get the test on the panel. under 25% -- only 12r 11 or 12 states are doing the screening. and it has to increase so we can help save more kids. >> shannon: we are going to direct people to the be great organization web site. if you are in d.c., there is an important event on may 18 to help raise funds. pete, i am sorry we are out of time, your wife did an excellent job. we know this is a family affair and as a greek orthodox, i want
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to say happy easter. >> thank you, appreciate you having us. >> thank you very much. >> there are very thips i have considered doing this for... >> yeah. i didn't think i was going to see that video again. dithat last year. this year, lexy's back out there, as well, later in the show, we are going to show you liz's trip down a 15-story building. it's all to raise hope and awareness and money for special olympics. find out if she was as big of a baby as i was. but first, syria claims claims t irstrikes attributed to israel have made the region, quote, more dangerous. the israeli deputy minister of defense is here live, next. [ male announcer ] this is george. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy.
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>> shannon: president obama is back in ohio, the president will deliver the commencement speech at ohio state, where 10,000 students will get diplomas. later this month, he will give two more commencement addresses, one at the u.s. naval academy and in a college in atlanta. new reports of israel has carried out a second round of airstrikes in syria, in just three days, aimed at taking out
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iranian-made missiles to the way to hezbollah. what is fact and what is fiction? what is the latest latest from ? >> good afternoon, shannon. we are watching very carefully what is happening today in syria. we saw the picture of the civil war. but there is other consequences of the civil war. we have weapons that will come to the hands of hez bowl aweapons of mass destruction, game-changing weaponry. we cannot allow it. >> shannon: many people will say israel getting actively involved and carrying out airstrikes on syria and a home turf there will be another game changer. why the decision to move forward at this point? >> for obvious reasons, i will not deny or confirm anything that happened in syria. we are saying very clearly, we
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are not taking sides in sirria. we are not happy to take see the pictures. but we are not taking sides. we are worried about the security of israel and we are worried that missiles or other weaponry will be in the hands of terrorist organizations. we cannot allow that to happen. we are saying it in the past and we are saying it also today. >> shannon: are you worried as the conflict carries on in syria, such a lengthy amount of time that many have not thought it at the beginning, that we would be waiting for some type of resolution? are you worried that the length of time is making conditions more dangerous for interests to israel? >> we see that fact in syria in other countries in the region. we see lebanon today, also being involved with what is happening in syria, yes, expecting a lot of time, people thought it would be a matter of weeks or months. now we see that assad is staying in power, using chemical weapons and other means against his own
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people. we are very worried about t. we hope to see the leaks of such kind of a chemical weapon to the hands of hezbollah and other terrorist organization. we cannot interfere. we are calling to our friending all over the world to call to sirria. i hope that something upon hal in the near future. >> shannon: you can respond to reports that two batteries of the iron dome defense missile system has been moved to owner israel. >> we are doing whatever is necessary to defend our people and the people need to know that they're in good hands. i cannot go into specifics, but, yes, we have the capability to defend our people. we doll that, we have to do it. >> shannon: i want to give you a chance to respond to something, reuters is reporting that the syrian information minister has said that israeli greationz now opens the door toal possibilities. your reaction? >> li would not comment to that.
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people know in the region of the middle evert, the peace-seeking country is israel, it is not syria. just take a look at what is happening it today in damascus and you can understand who is the aggressor in the area. and in order to see a new era in syria, after the civil war will end there. >> shannon: israeli deputy defense minister, thank you very much for your time on a very important day, thank you. >> thank you. >> shannon: a track star thanks god and gets disqualified. why one texas track team is out of the running for the state title because of a show of faith. that's next. ...so you say men are superior drivers? yeah? then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. silence. are you in good hands? [ merv ] mr. clean magic eraser extra power was three times faster on permanent marker.
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the uil had nothing to do with this decision. >> whether or not it's a ball just on the outside or a strike that just barely hits the corner of the plate, those are all up for interpretation. they're all judgment calls. it's the same thing here. >> reporter: although the track athlete at the center of this hasn't speaken publicly, his reaction has sparked controversy. if it was interpretation, texas values wants to be involved. >> how devastating for a high school track athlete obviously a star athlete, a member of the team to be punished for an expression of his religious faith. pointing to the sky was excessive celebration? that seems like actually an excessive overreach of government restricting this student's religious freedom. >> the district superintendent says the district challenged the call but uil is not changing its decision. it's just not fair. he was a really loved person.
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time in jail is not enough. they're not going to bring my daddy back. >> that is the dar of ricardo portillo. a player punched him after the ref called him for a foul. and late last night he tied. the 17-year-old is in juvenile detention. and police are considering additi additional charges. as israel bombs targets, believe are headed to hezbollah, the discussion goes on if the u.s. shot intervene in syria's bloody civil war. boston bombing. clueless teenage or in on it? a friend of the surviving bombing suspect charged with lying to investigators. and we'll search for answers
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on the benghazi attack. three key witnesses to the assault that left four americans dead in libya get ready to tell what they know. i'm shannon bream. "america's news headquarters" starts right now. just days before another hearing, fox news has learned that one of the witnesses to the benghazi attacks said everybody at the mission there thought it was a terrorist attack from the very beginning. elizabeth has details. >> reporter: ahead of wednesday's house hearing in response to the terrorist attacks that cost four lives in benghazi, we're getting a look into the testimony. gregory hicks is one of the men scheduled to speak on wednesday and included in his new testimony he reports quote, i think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning. i never reported demonstration.
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i reported an attack on the consulate. if you want to say the final report is greg were we are under attack. he is in reference to christopher stevens who was murdered that night. darrell issa says the white house particularly susan rice continued to push the agenda that night in response to a propaganda video. the attack had traits of a planned assault. >> this was a fatal error to our relationship at least for a period of time. and we can't find the purpose. secretary clinton should have been among -- above all else, the person who was on the same sheet of music with the libyan government. and she wasn't. >> reporter: the two other men who claimed to know what happened that night will come forward on wednesday. mark thompson as well as security officer based in tripoli before the attack eric
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nordstrom. we have heard from nordstrom before. in the past he's testified to congress that he thought the consulate needed more security and the state department told him no. shannon, back to you. >> thank you. and as congress tries to get to the bottom of what happened in kben ga see, the obama administration is dealing with the political fallout. what did the administration know and when did they know it? host of "power play" here now. great to see you today. >> you bet. >> this week one of the most interesting and provocative thing it is we've seen. chris hayes piece in the weekly standard detailing the talking points, the various reiterations of them. how much do you think that's going to put heat on the obama administration? >> that's part of what elizabeth talked about there. at what point did anybody think -- what was the evidence to suggest to anybody this was a spontaneous demonstration? this is an important reason. how much did political
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calculation really effect what the administration said and more importantly did? because hillary clinton was right in her testimony. at this point what does it matter what anybody said in terms of spinning this. we know team obama had a strong reason not to show this as an al qaeda attack. thfs before the election. and that was his strongsest point. his record on foreign policy. you may have heard the mention of osama bin laden -- >> he died? i heard that. >> couple times may have heard mention of that. so that was a direct threat to the president's greatest strengths. you can understand the political down play. but as hillary clinton said at this point, what does that matter? what does matter is were the appropriate actions taken? were the appropriate actions taken? and if nobody ever thought it was a spontaneous demonstration, why wasn't military aid provided? why weren't those steps taken? and here's the other thing. how come nobody's been captured or killed?
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these things linger. >> do you think it is coincidental that we now have whistle blowers and attorneys for potential whistle blowers speaking out, this hearing is coming. the talking points piece has come out. now there's been pictures released of potential suspects. does the timing smell funny to you? >> it's washington. it always -- there are no accidents. it's not like this is a coincidence. pay back is a you know what. and the obama democrats got away with -- from a political consequence standpoint -- what happened in benghazi. they stone walled, they slow walked and said anybody who talked about it was unnasty, mean, and uncool. they got it through the election. if they had to do it over again, i think they would do the same thing. but there is a price to be paid. and the price to be paid going forward could be rather steep if it's found that the appropriate actions weren't taken. especially now that we've had our first large scale domestic
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terrorist attack since 9/11 with the boston bombings. that heightens and sharpens all of this. when it's something that's happening far away in benghazi, libya it's one thing. when you start to have the same context occurring in the united states, people look at things more quickly. >> we asked people to tweet in. they've been asking us whether or not the whistle blowers will have a changing impact on benghazi. and those who are concerned about the benghazi situation feel it will be swept under the rug. their concern is the media won't pay attention and nothing will come of it. >> it depends how good their testimony is and how potent it is. trust me. if this is a good enough story, in the second term of the president you'll see plenty of people go towards scandal. >> i think there's a show about that. chris stirewalt.
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we've been asking you what you think about this whistle blower testimony and if it's going to have an impact. c.w. says somehow they will get discredited by the administration. and terry says if they're not granted immunity to speak all of the truth, it will be ineffective. keep tweeting us your answers. we will read more of them later on in the show. tensions in the middle east is escalating. launched a new strike in syria on iranian made missiles headed for hezbollah. connor powell is standing by in northern israel. he's live with the latest developments. hello, connor. >> reporter: syrian officials today seemed to indicate that all options are on the table for a response to the israeli air strike. they did vow to punish israel.
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however, they did stop short of all out declaring war. benjamin netanyahu delayed a trip to china to hold a cabinet meeting. he has now left israel. there are many signs there is still more tension in the head. for the second time in 72 hours, israeli jets launched air strikes in syria. according to syrian state tv, today's target was a scientific research center near damascus. the same site israelis attacked in january. the transfer of sophisticated weapons from the assad regime to hezbollah fighters based in lebanon. with tensions rising here, israel is taking precautionary steps to protect itself from a syrian retaliation. in the past 48 hours, israel has moved to systems to the northern part of the country. the iron dome system knocked out hundreds of rockets fired from gaza. the hope today is they'll do the same if needed.
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the syrian government said today the strike showed a declaration of war. israel or iran may try to launch some type of retaliatory attack it may be crucial to show assad is still in power and strong enough to control syria going forward. a dangerous combination. >> thank you. it is that time of year. commencement time. and right now president obama is delivering the speech -- commencement speech at ohio state. 10,000 students there will get their diplomas today. the president will do two more commencement speeches later this month. one at the u.s. naval academy and one at morehouse college in atlanta. as more information trickles out about the boston marathon bombing, a friend of dzhokhar tsarnaev is accused of lying to investigators after the attack, he's facing a detention hearing tomorrow.
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hello, david. >> reporter: hi, shannon. lawyers for that 19-year-old american who has been accused of lying to investigators about injuring the dorm room of dzhokhar tsarnaev say tomorrow they are going to seek bail. the attorneys for robel phillipos have filed a brief this weekend pointing out he has never been arrested until now and that he was born and raised in the city of boston where he has an extensive family. they also say he is not charged with having knowledge of the bombing or with helping suspects. in this motion filed again this weekend, phillipos' lawyers said he had taken a leave of school and during the past two months has not had contact with other suspects accused of destroying evidence in this case. the motion now by sheer coincidence and bad luck was invited to attend the campus on april 18th. that is the same date that other
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friends entered the dorm room and removed a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop computer. the judge told him i suggest you pay attention to me instead of looking down. if he is convicted of lying to investigators, he faces the possibility of eight years behind bars. and lastly now, shannon, we are getting a report from our affiliate here in boston that the fbi has now sealed off the street where tamerlan tsarnaev lived with his wife and young daughter. we contacted the fbi and they will tell us this much. they are now conducting what they described as court-approved activity. we expect that there could be later developments perhaps some time this afternoon as what appears to be another search takes place. shannon? >> all right, david lee miller in boston, thank you. congressman pete king joins us now with his insight zoo into the latest developments.
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thank you for joining us today. we appreciate it. >> thank you. as always, thank you. >> what do you make of the latest we're hearing from david lee miller talking about another step guard in the investigation in boston. the fbi sealing off an area around where tamerlan's wife lived. and reportedly he spent time as well. what do you think we will learn from the wife, from her family? >> you know, i can only sumise. but there's an interest in the widow. it's hard to most people -- most investigators to believe that she could be living in a premises where bombs are being put together, where there's explosive residue and her to know nothing about it. i believe there has to be a strong level of involvement on her part. obviously if the fbi is under a court order -- court-approved search going on here, there's extra items or precursors to
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explosives. i would say the wife and widow and also the mother, the family members. everyone has to come under harsh scrutiny here. especially after statements they made and how -- especially the widow. what she says does not add up in the world of common sense. anything can happen, but i would say there's a real focus on her. >> and of course he did spend a lot of time away from her traveling to russia. you mentioned the mother as well may have information that she needs to consider turning over to authorities. and cooperating with them. how well do you think russia is cooperating with us on this investigation? of course they had raised concerns about tamerlan in the past. >> yeah. well, it's russia's interest to cooperate with us on this. the experts would say whatever the russians give us we have to look at it carefully. they only want to give us enough that will help them. they don't want to undercut any other endeavor they may have going. so we always treat the russians -- trust with verify. having said that, i think this
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is in russia's interest to find a way to cooperate with us on this. because that will encourage us to cooperate with them. and obviously they have a problem with chechen rebels. so if they can get more cooperation from us by giving information on this case and cooperating with them as far as what's happening in chechnya. >> are you convinced based on what we know so far about this case and the allegations that these two brothers acted alone in training and putting together these bombs? do you think there is going to be a wider conspiracy uncovered at some point? >> again, just based on what i consider common sense, we have to assume that others were involved. it's hard to believe that these two could have put together such sophisticated devices. that they would have gone off without incident. they would have gone off again simultaneous. and the third one would go off after the police were coming at them. this takes training, practice, trial runs. and also just obtaining all the
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materials for them. it seems to me very logical to assume that others were involved. that they could have been training overseas. and there are people in this country either active participants or facilitators who maybe did not know the entire scope of what was going on, but did believe something was going on. even though he was away for six months, that should raise flags. he comes back and was in the house not working and with explosive residue around and the explosive devices. it's hard to believe she didn't have some idea what was going on. >> how do you think the issue of student visas are going to be impacted? there are is number of people who are linked to this case where there are major questions about how well those were regulated. >> 850,000 student visas are out there. until now the department of homeland security has not been able to find a way to coordinate those who have student visas and not complying and still students
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in a school. department has said that as of now they are at the airport -- somebody coming in with a student visa will be questioned to ensure they are still students. this is going to cause a certain backlog. unfortunately the technology does not appear to be in place yet. but it has to be. this is 11 years after september 11th. we can't allow this to go on the way it has gone on. this is how important it is we coordinate the student visas with entry back into the country ensuring that -- not just entry back into the country. but that they're still full-time students in school. >> congressman peter king, thank you for your time today. >> thank you. still ahead, regulation nation. a new lawsuit against obama care and why some business owners are crying foul. tdd: 1-800-345-2550 searching for a bank designed for investors like you?
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ranched 43,000 square miles. dominique denitalia is live with the latest. hello, dominic. >> reporter: a welcomed break needed here. we do have a bit of rain. that has moved on. but there seems to be much more for it to come back. announcing what it believes to be the cause of the fire at springs here at camarillo. they believe where it started on the 101 with a lot of debris, a lot of dry grass, a lot of leaves had had built up. the kind of stuff that makes perfect fuel for a wildfire. this is what one of the fire chiefs had to say to us a short while ago. take a listen. >> tens of thousands of people traverse highway 101, the potential for a vast amount of things causing that fire is there. whether that be a cigarette, a chain from a trailer, or debris. however, the fact is that it wasn't internationally started
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and it is not suspicious. >> reporter: but it was one hell of a spread. so far cost $4.5 million to dissipate just that one fire alone. and as you were saying, there are four fires raging across california at the moment. i think the main concern really is what is going to happen up north particularly with the fire in tehama county. and they've only managed to contain it 40% at the moment. that's only 10% more than yesterday. they're looking at a four or five day timeline of when they can really bring that under control. that's not completely put out. that's just contained for now. there are about 2,500 firefighters on that one fight alone. we've got firefighters coming in from six different states. we've got california, arizona and oregon here as well right now. you can just see the size of
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effort that is required to contain these fires. happening so early in the season. they're saying because we've had 200 more fires this season that this time of year it doesn't bode well really for the rest. they're looking in for a long haul right through to the fall. back to you. >> all right, dominic. thank you. a new program in arizona is turning guns into groceries. hand gunns, shot guns and rifles are worth $100 grocery gift card. police will check every gun for involvement in crimes and plan to destroy them. but this week governor jan brewer signed a bill that will ban cities and counties eventually from any guns they collect. this law directs them to sell to dealers instead. mark sanford is looking to revive his political career. and a little bit later in the show -- >> okay. >> i am terrified.
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we now know three state department officials will testify before a house committee wednesday about the attack that left four americans dead in benghazi. two of those men are characterizing themselves as whistle blowers. the white house has been accused of trying to keep witnesses from speaking out but deny those claims. possible developments concerning the three men arrested for what they alleged did after the boston marathon bombing. a detention hearing scheduled for tomorrow for robel phillipos, he is charged with lying to investigators.
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pope francis prayed for -- called on his followers to always defend and protect children because they are particularly vulnerable. pope made no reference to any particular church abuse scandals. with regard to the con dplikt in syria carrying out air strikes on iranian made missiles. joining us to talk to us is former vice chief of staff of the army. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> neither confirmed or denied these air strikes but they're widely believed to be from israel. how does that change the equation of what's happening in syria? >> that tells you iran's involvement and how significant it is. these are weapons made by iranians for the hezbollah trafficking through syria to get them there. they're an advanced missile over the scuds they were using in the
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2006 war. we are in a military stalemate there. so i'm hoping that the united states takes some actions to turn that stalemate around so the rebels can get some momentum. >> what are our options at this point? when you mention boot os then ground, people seem against that. what are our options? >> something we should have done right from the beginning when the rebels asked for it. people stand up against a brutal regime like this is. we should be in support of it. it doesn't mean we get involved materially, but we should number one from a u.s. policy point support it. number two, they asked us only for anti-aircraft weapons to help them fight the syrian military. and we denied them that. and we denied them up to this date. i'm hoping we finally do that. some people say there's risk there because now we have a growing radical influence. that influence is there because we have stayed out. but still the risk of not doing it is greater than the risk of
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doing it. that's option one. second thing is we should shut down air power. it is the thing that he uses to influence the fight more than anything else and it's why we have a stalemate. we shut this thing down, it's then the momentum shifts to the rebels rather dramatically and we start to move assad to another light. >> you mentioned the rebels and there is a group we should be supporting. there's confusion about who exactly is involved, who the rebels are, whether there's truly a united front among them. to a group that then turns out not to be in our best interest. >> the cia has been involved here for some time in terms of who the rebels are. we're training some of the rebel leaders in jordan with military people to assist as well. they have vetted some of these organizations. i'm not suggesting there's not risk. there is. but it's still worth doing. the cia will point us to who should receive those weapons. we should not let -- just throw
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our hands up and say it's too hard. it's hopeless. let's stay away because bad things may happen. bad things have already happened. >> israel's involvement right now, does that push the u.s. any additional pressure on us now? >> i think there's some psychological pressure here as a result of this thing particularly on the white house and the president himself. it may make it a little easier for the president to move in a direction to take a stronger approach. not with just helping the rebels but also take a stronger approach with assad's air power. i think for some time while he has air defense systems as all these people do and his is a little bit better than others, i don't think we should be intimidated by it. quite frankly, we know how to deal with that capability. and we look at capabilities and sometimes we don't look enough at the human dimension of willing to fight. i think when we start to hurt them rather seriously, the will to fight goes away very quickly.
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>> there have been reports from lawmakers who have talked with many in that region feeling they are abandoned at this point by the u.s. so we'll see if we do ramp up involvement, how and when. retiring general jack keane, always good seeing you. >> good to see you. the new lawsuit fighting the president's health care law is coming up. regulation nation right back from break. [ male announcer ] what do you get when you take 100% whole grain brown rice and wheat and bake it with real sweet potato or savory red bean? a new line of triscuit crackers with a delicious taste and a crispier crunch. brown rice triscuit. a new take on an old favorite. with a delicious taste and a crispier crunch. have hail damage to both their cars. ted ted is trying to get a hold of his insurance agent.
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in just the last 90 days the federal government has posted 6,669 newly proposed federal regulations at their website regulations.gov. now a number of small business owners are joining back to fight back against the federal regulation they say could destroy their bottom line. that means there's a new league challenge to obama care. it's been filed. the business owners say it's because of an irs regulation tied to the new health care law.
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the competitive enterprise institute is coordinating the law against the u.s. jacqueline is one of the plaintiffs. we thank you for joining us. sam, i want you to give us a bit of understanding. this is a new regulation. they have the power to write regulations. what's this one about? >> all right. under the obama statute, the states have the chan of setting up their own health insurance exchanges. 33 states decided not to do that. they decided not to do that because they want to avoid the costly employer mandate and the individual mandate. the obama administration did not like the fact that opting out was so popular. so they had america as the most popular irs to pass the regulation that undercuts this choice by 33 states. that is frankly illegal. and that's why we're suing in court. >> it basically says as you
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said, we don't like what these states that the employers had other options. to get where they're opting out got them out of our reach temporarily. jacqueline, what would it mean for businesses if they are scooped up into this irs regulation? are we talking about fines? who they can hire, who they can't? >> it comes down to all of that really. but the first thing is we're going to have enormous individual mandate. insurance mandate that's going to be put on us. but for me it's so costly and burdensome that it's really going to hurt me financially. i can't -- i already have health insurance. i don't want to buy their costly health insurance. my state was kind enough not to set up an exchange. i'd like to live under the laws of the state of virginia. for one thing, we're going to have huge health care insurance costs. and if we find that we cannot pay for them, then we'll be
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fined a huge fine. so either way, you're looking at a huge financial punitive damage situation. and at a time when the economy is really not doing so well as we know. >> do you think people understand how much power these federal agencies have? the law was written in a certain way. it passed the supreme court. but when it comes out to spelling out how the law is going to be implemented, it seems like the irs is using a power essentially the law doesn't have. >> you have to remember pelosi said we have to pass this to find out what's in it. now we are in the process of finding out what's in it. and it is not good. in terms of the economy, the application of the employer mandate to these 33 states we call these refusenik states. they refuse to participate. the application of the mandate is the primary reason why many employees are having their hours cut back to 30 hours a week in order to keep them under the
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category of full-time employees. this is an incredible disincentive to keeping people employed. . >> jacqueline, i know you do a lot of work in the health arena and companies touched by this. do you think as the law now rolls out even the people who wrote it are sometimes surprised at the impact its having. >> it's horrific. every day i talk to somebody that may be a client, is a client, i find out one more incredible story about how it's impacting them. they're having to not expand their business. they're having to pull back. they're having to fire people. one company i just spoke with is a well-known medical device company. they had to let go of 400 people in ohio where they're located. i think this is happening ubiquitously across the country. then talking about the small individual people like me, we're also being financially, you know, devastated by this thing. and it's happening to -- there's so many people like me who put
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out their shingle and are doing work and in this economy are having such a hard time. and yet we're the ones that are going to be really taking the biggest hit for it. i just think -- i just can't understand it. >> we'll keep an eye on this lawsuit. see how it plays out. so that's their side of the story. we'll watch this and see how this challenge is different than others plays out. >> thank you. jury deliberations resume tomorrow on the abortion doctor kermit gosnell. in an interview last hour, tennessee congresswoman marsha blackburn tells us gosnell's clinic is not -- >> some of the 15 states that have conducted investigations. as they're coming forward is what we're hearing is it doesn't matter if it's washington, d.c.
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or if it's new york city or virginia or delaware or wherever. that this is more the norm and the gosnell sclng not the outlier and it is something that the departments have helped the need to step up. how they are looking at these and how they're regulating them. >> of course this gosnell trial questioning how abortion clinics should be regulated. molly henneburg has more on that. >> reporter: dr. kermit gosnell's abortion clinic is not the only one that's gotten attention of authorities. over the past years, 15 states have had investigations into abortion clinics. the allegations range from unsanitary conditions to unsafe medical practices to the deaths of women coming to get abortions. pro-life groups content veterinary clinics have stricter state requirements than abortion
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clinics. and say they are met with resistance. >> even when there are laws on the books, they have to be enforced. and what we find is that women's health has been so politicized in this country today that you can't do anything that approaches inspections of abortions or any kind of oversight without seeing a massive political pushback from the abortion industry. >> reporter: the president of pro-choice america says she supports regulations that make abortions safe, but not those that make the process more onerous than she believes it ought to be. she says quote, if the allegations prove true, this guy was operating illegally by every state book, by the federal law. he was not operating legally. the thing that has allowed the people like dr. gosnell to continue is unnecessary restrictions on women going to the safe clinics with reputable medical care. kermit gosnell's clinic had not been inspected by the state of pennsylvania for 17 years.
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according to the grand jury report because the state at that time under pro-choice governor tom ridge decided inspections would put up a quote, barrier to women seeking abortion. ridge did not return our calls for comment. in washington, molly henneburg, fox news. >> the jury continues deliberations in the gosnell trial. we'll bring you that verdict as soon as it comes in next week possibly. two big names in tuesday's special election to fill south carolina's first congressional district, elizabeth elizabeth c bush. when he went to argentina with his mistress for days. sanford said he doesn't think the affair he had is a major impediment to his potential comeback. once upon a time, a lot of owners thought the internet could be the death of them. but now it's breathing life into
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their bottom line. we'll tell you about that when we come back. and it takes a lot of courage to rappel down a 15-story building. we'll talk to one lady that challenges much bigger tackles every day. and our producer shows you how it is done. check it out. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, onions and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. made with care, for you or your family.
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as some of you may know, special olympics is a cause near and dear to our hearts. it's motto, the power of possibility. its mission, giving children and adults with intellectual disabilities the chance to compete in sporting events. we got a chance to go over the edge. and this year it wasn't me, but elizabeth prann, who got to reach the dizzying heights. >> reporter: i'm not sure i'm as brave as you are. rappelling down a 15 story building was more terrifying than i thought. but it was for a good cause. we met wonderful people who work hard for special olympics and some amazing athletes who tackle challenges every day compared to what these athletes do. rappelling down a building is nothing. check out my defense.
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♪ >> doing great. >> usually when i'm at a hotel, i'm inside of it. oh, god. >> reporter: now, it was an afternoon of courage for lexi and me but it's a lifetime of courage for the special
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olympians around the world. katie sanchez competes in several sports. she is fearless. take a look. >> are you nervous at all? >> no. >> not nervous even a bit? >> no. i'm excited to go over the edge. >> reporter: you could see she was more brave than i. she competes for the state of virginia. there are events going on every day all across the united states and across the world. katy raised almost $2,000. if you'd like to support special olympians, just log on to foxnews.com/anhg. congratulations to katy for tackling that hotel. she is just much more brave than i could. >> me too. i love her attitude. she's excited about the challenge. you and i were a little. >> reporter: i was a bit of a wuss. and we met rose who went down last year with you. they are brave. >> all right.
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we have for you -- now that you've accomplished it, you've officially done it. you have gone over the edge. >> reporter: i will wear it with pride. >> and look at that picture. >> reporter: thank you. can you see i'm shaking? >> there's no movement. i'm glad our show could be involved. really under the leadership of our producer lexi who got us involved and has gone both years and has been brave. >> reporter: she's brave. she tries to hide it. >> we'll try to emulate her. good report. all right. there was a time when brick and mortar stores thought the internet would drive them completely out of business. but now main street is intersecting with a frontier. many are finding the internet is vital to their bottom line. so why the change? michael becker is part of the trade association. and congressman robert goodlack. welcome to you both. >> thanks for having me. >> good to be with you. >> congressman, what is this all
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about? and how are small businesses actually being helped by the internet? >> well, every small business needs to be online. a lot of people think of this as a brick and mortar store competing with online businesses. but really they both need to be doing both. and we had a tour of several small businesses on main street in my district just last month. hosted by the internet association. michael was there. some of his great folks came down as well. we visited four businesses in my district, all of whom are brick and mortar stores and doing business online as well. not necessarily selling merchandise online. it could be communicating with customers. so they can come on down and before they come, they'll have an idea what they're going to see when they get there. or the photographer who was doing weddings and other events. and now had ten employees and does events all up and down the east coast. it is something that every kind
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of business uses. we had a theater, a historic theater that's being renovated. they needed to raise millions of dollars. the internet is a great tool for the organization to raise funds, not just from reaching lots of people on the internet, but communicating with them about how the progress is going on and making them feel a part of it. that you really can't do with mail or telephone calls or other things that people have traditionally used to raise funds for a project like that. >> it sounds like the key is trying to learn to leverage best for your business. how important is social media to these outlets? >> social media is particularly important to smaller businesses. we heard stories how small businesses using media, their productivity increases by four or five times. you can reach your perfect customer. >> how do you let folks know about what's going on?
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as the congressman was telling us, you have a sale. you can show them what you're selling. tell them what the trends are. what are some of the most effective ways that small businesses are reaching out? >> with social media, small businesses can use the power of the internet to find their exact perfect customer versus the old days when they will have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a print ad not knowing who's going to look at it. now in social media, they can find their perfect customer and help their business. chairman goodlatte was great to come with us. and the example he told of lynchburg, he had one employee himself a year ago. now ten employees because he can build his business. >> great. thank you so much for sharing the story and the idea with us. hopefully encourage other small businesses out there to do the same. thank you both. >> thanks, shannon. all right. one of these two is nominated for prom court. and not the one wearing the crown.
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>> i was dancing, having great time. >> but this weekend, charlie gainey was named prom king. the junior also has down
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syndrome. charlie's date last night was ms. minnesota, usa. a mutual friend set them up. he says she is special and has a nice laugh. congratulations, charlie. we've been asking you how you think whistleblower testimony will affect this week's benghazi hearings on the hill. >> i'm afraid it will be another dog and pony show. >> hopefully we will get closer to happen. the families deserve it. absolutely nothing will come of the benghazi association. thank you so much for sharing. you were very fired up on twitter today. that is it for us here in washington. "fox news sunday" is next. plenty of information and interviews about benghazi. you won't want to miss it. thanks for watching fox news where there's always more news on the way.
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i'm chris wallace. today is the truth about benghazi being covered up? >> i'm not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. >> he's going to get to the bottom of it, we better hurry up and do it. we have whistleblowers coming to us. >> eight months after the terror attack that killed four americans, lawmakers are still asking, what really happened. we'll talk to two members of the house committee that will hold a crucial hearing this week. republican jason cha fis and democrat steven lynch. then pressure builds for decisive action in